Woodstock: Charles Gatewood and Flash Productions, 1984. Near fine in wrappers.. First Edition. Oblong quarto. Number 666 of 700 numbered copies; SIGNED by Gatewood. An unheralded work by a photographer best-known for his 1975 cult favorite, Sidetripping, a collaboration with William S. Burroughs, focused on dark, eccentric characters in the tradition of Diane Arbus. Yet, the subject matter and rendering of Wall Street would seem to have nothing in common with Gatewood's other work. With its formalized detail of a dark and shadowy Wall Street, photographed between 1971-1975, this book feels more like Harry Callahan or Aaron Siskind than Diane Arbus. In his excellent introduction, A.D. Coleman writes with uncanny prescience that: "Money is the real obscenity of our age: people will detail their most intimate sex acts before they'll reveal their salaries or net worth. If there's truth in that, then what Gatewood has delivered up here is a set of visual metaphors for that most secretive perversion: high finance."
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